The End is Near

My least favorite thing of most crafts is the finishing. I will stop cross-stitching at the end when/if there are outlines to do. I don’t frame paintings or pastels.  And by far, weaving in ends is at the top of the list. Unless there is just the last one. Not the case here you can see.

According to my pattern, I had 61 flowers to crochet. Imagine my surprise when I sat down to take stock that along the way I miscounted, lost some in transit, or just plain got ahead of myself. I was three flowers short the other day and not happy about that! I have already missed my deadline of last week and now I’m hoping to get this together by New Years Eve.

PLEASE! I have some other projects if like to start 🙂

I trust you all had a fab holiday if you celebrated Christmas. If not, I’m sorry. I know this is a bittersweet time of year as well. Hugs.

I didn’t ask Santa for anything. He got me a gift certificate to get a manicure. Hmm…I’ve only ever had two done. Maybe I should pamper myself more. Although his thought being that his mother and I could go spend some girl time together. That’s the real gift.

I did get some stuff I really wanted from my uncle! We have spent several holidays together and he is my favorite ( not just because of gifts ). He is just my kind of person. Laid back and just a cool guy. He doesn’t have children so he has always been keen on my sisters and I. I am glad that he lives rather close so we can visit.

So what this girl really wanted:  

I saw the crochet book in the window at BAM and knew I wanted it! Then I saw the knitter book and had to have that. The adult coloring has been all the rage lately and after seeing a friend post about coloring meditation, I figured that was up my alley.  I have to find my color pencils!!!

  We stopped by A.C. Moores and I picked out some yarn for projects I have in mind. I love this yarn with glitter through it! I have some unicorny plans. And I want to make myself some socks but I don’t like sock weight yarn lol so I got some worsted Patons. I love this color way! Then I really needed a stitch / row counter. It’s not quite the one I wanted but to try why not! And the tiny Pom Pom makers. I know I could make some with cardboard but these are too cute to pass up.

I do hope to get through this project and do better planning for next year. I’m getting a bit hoarderish with my yarn stash. There’s a bunch of things on my list that will help me stash bust and make a smidge-y of money. Got the best of both worlds there!

Only a few days to go and we’re starting a new. What a wonderful time of the year.

4 thoughts on “The End is Near

  1. kathrynrubidoux says:

    Nice books! I’d like to make some heavier weight socks in either DK or worsted, perhaps one of these days I may actually do it.

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